ISBN: 9780500970805, 0500970807
This spectacular collection of nearly 200 jewelled weapons and priceless accoutrements from the Indian subcontinent was assembled over many decades by Sheikh Nasser and Sheikha Hussah al-Sabah for The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Produced for noble patrons who valued the arts, these richly decorated edged weapons and other princely objects bear witness to the legendary opulence and refinement o...
A critical analysis of Prokash Karmakar's drawings on women.
Balakrishnan, Usha R. et al.
Featuring rare portraits from the archives of the Chowmahalla palace, and a carefully curated selection of the Nizams' jewels--one of the most outstanding collections of gemstones and jewelry in the world, and never before seen items from private collections--the book captures the history, romance, wealth and majestic lives of the Asaf Jahs of Hyderabad.
ISBN: 9788193845714, 8193845714
A collection of 14 papers presented at a three-day joint Indo-French seminar in Bhopal in 2006 on the subject under the sponsorship of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.
Burman, Anisha et al.
ISBN: 9789383098415, 9383098414
The captivating, immersive, and often psychedelic world of the Volutionist comes alive in this window into their art and philosophy. Compiled to coincide with the first exhibition of this segment of their creation, which is inspired by the concentric shapes of the natural and man-made worlds, the artists have intended this book to intrigue as well as challenge in equal measure.
ISBN: 9788193983324, 8193983327
This book captures an elegant and dreamlike venture of houses designed by the best of designers and architects to pour out an amalgamation of functional quality with the pinch of modernity. Each one is typically distinct and unique in its own way, yet tied together with a rope of rejuvenation, decency and class.
ISBN: 9786167339115, 6167339112
The genius of the Mon and Khmer peoples, who inhabited what is present day Thailand from the 4th to the 13th centuries, manifested itself in the absorption of influences from India and China into a distinctive local sacred art with quite exceptional aesthetic qualities. The author retraces these multiple interactions in the early and mediaeval period so as to reveal the roots of the unique cult...
ISBN: 9789748225838, 9748225836
The Khmer empire, which at its height covered the whole of present-day Combodia and most of Thailand, flourished for over 500 years. At its heart was Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, built during the reign of the Khmer king Suryavarman ll, in the first half of the 12th century. The temple was dedicated to Vishnu, and its magnificent architecture mirrored in microcosm the...
ISBN: 9786162150739, 6162150739
Sazigyo are Burmese tablet-woven bands that were used to bind palm-leaf manuscripts. In these wonderful weaves, brightly colored lines of elegant script are interspersed with fascinating, miniature pictures of animals and other objects. This richly illustrated book presents an unfamiliar specialized subject to a wide readership. Nine hundred beautiful illustrations show parts of over two hundre...
ISBN: 9789380841717, 938084171X
A catalogue of 95 objects in the collection of Indian Museum, Kolkata of headwears, headgears, headdresses and head ornaments.
ISBN: 9781909741423, 1909741426
This fascinating publication presents the reader with miscellany of South Asian works of art, through which the author tells the story of the Prince's journey and the history of these intiguing objects. Arina Edward VII, then Prince of wales, undertook this journey of the Indian subcontinent in October 1875.
ISBN: 9788181469618, 8181469615
ISBN: 9789810864521, 9810864523
This exhibition includes archaeological and tribal artifacts, glittering regalia, a variety of ceramics and jewellery, and stunning textiles from Sumatra.
For the first time, here is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on this most universal of themes.
ISBN: 9789381523667, 9381523665
Suneet Varma entered the world of fashion design in 1987 and is one of India's best known couturies today. His name is synonymous with femininity, style and drama. For over two decades his unique vision has held India spelbound and his career mirrors the growth of the country's fashion industry. This book celebrates the work of this pioneering Indian designer with a trove of iconoic imagery by ...
ISBN: 9780992840419, 0992840414
This volume presents for the first time the remarkable history and unique legacy of five hundred years of Indian jewelry, from the seventeenth century to the present. This lavishly illustrated catalogue brings together royal, ceremonial, and personal Indian jewels to showcase the entire range and variety of the jeweler's art in India.
Andrews, Peter Alford et al.
ISBN: 9788186980514, 8186980512
Since the 1950s, the authors have carefully assembled a representative collection of the tent panels in the Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad, with a few important tent roofs. For the first time, these are considered in this book as an art form in its own right.
ISBN: 9789386223579, 9386223570
Haque, Zulekha (ed.)
ISBN: 9789843365781, 984336578X
This book on the Terracottas of Bengal covers the discussion on terracotta plaques found in the archaeological sites and monuments in the Bengali speaking area of the Indian sub-continent. The book contains discussion on the framework of society, economic, domestic, and social life, arms, dress and jewellery used by the people of the succeeding ages.
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